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About Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.

I Failed, and I Hope You Do Too

*For those of you who participated in our Online Culture Works Happy Hour on Thursday 7/13/17, you know it didn’t work.  Happy Hour became “Why the heck won’t this promo code work?” Hour.

And while for you, it may have been an annoying blip on your radar, the sky was falling in my office.

At 3:55pm that Thursday I was waiting for the Read more >

How to Shift Accountability

Accountability is a tough term.  What do you think of when you hear the word?   Perhaps belittling, finger wagging, or being watched?  Thesaurus.com’s first synonym for hold accountable is “place blame for wrongdoing.”

Not exactly positive, happy dance material. However, accountability is key to an extraordinary workplace culture.

First shift Read more >

Critical to Your Team’s Culture: Equal Air Time

In researching what makes successful teams, Google’s “Project Aristotle” found psychological safety was key.  A group norm that supports psychological safety is  “equality in distribution of conversational turn-taking.”  Meaning, everyone has more or less equal air-time by the end of the day.  “If only one person or a small group spoke all the time Read more >

Golden Handcuffs Are Still Handcuffs

With the unemployment rate so low these days – here in Denver we’re down to 2.7% – organizations are getting nervous about losing their top talent.  There’s been an uptick in talk about how to “retain” A players.  Part of this talk includes golden handcuffs – a long-term payout or benefit that’s only realized if one stays at the organization for a Read more >

Beware: Resting Frog Face

Back when I ran the moving company I installed a small mirror at head height inside my office.  Every time I wanted to leave my office, I would have to confront my reflection.

It wasn’t to check my teeth or my hair.  It was to make me aware of my natural tendency to look frowny.  When I’m in the throes of concentration, the corners of my mouth n Read more >

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